“….The growth of the private rented sector in the last 20 years has seen a huge rise in amateur landlords across Britain. Currently 72% of landlords rent out just one property and 88% rent out less than three properties; furthermore, the huge majority are not part of professional industry bodies or accreditation schemes. Due to the lack of regulation in the sector, though, these figures remain estimates – the government does not actually know how many landlords are currently operating in the country…..” (Generation Rent)
…..but is it a good idea?
Click here for the article from Generation Rent.
Bristol is to become the first city in the UK to endorse an Ethical Lettings Charter.
The House of Lords has passed a law banning revenge evictions.
For further details click on the image below (supplied by Shelter.org.uk).
- Since 1959, house prices in the South East have shot up by £293,000
- In Brighton and Hove, 1,308 households are homeless
Yes, really. Worse still…..
- 885 of those households are families with children
It’s getting tough to afford a home – in Brighton and Hove….
- house prices have gone up 21% in the last three years
- Rent has gone up as well–by 7% in the same period
Higher house prices means more people turn to renting – so rents go up too
There just aren’t enough affordable homes…..
- In 2014, only 170 were built in Brighton and Hove
The housing crisis is getting too big to ignore – find out how bad it is in your area here
It’s time to do something about it.
Figures provided by @Shelter
On the evening of 25th February we had an interesting and comprehensive meeting, mainly focused on organising the Living Rent Campaign’s actions before the Hustings on 31st March.
Minutes will be posted soon.
In the meantime, a date for your diary for the next meeting:-
Wednesday 18th March 2015 at 7pm
58 Southover Street,
All are welcome!!
This article may prove helpful to people thinking of organising a hustings:-